Cover: Soviet interests, concerns, and activities with regard to ballistic missile defense

Soviet interests, concerns, and activities with regard to ballistic missile defense

Published 1987

by Edward L. Warner

Purchase Print Copy

 Format Price
Add to Cart Paperback34 pages $20.00

This paper is the text of a presentation at the Tutzing Workshop on the Political, Strategic-Operational, Economic and Psychological Aspects of the Program to Investigate Possibilities for Strategic Defense, held at Munich, West Germany, on December 16, 1986. It discusses Soviet doctrinal traditions bearing on ballistic missile defense (BMD), and Soviet BMD programs. It describes Soviet BMD efforts both past and present, and examines the bases for the development and possible deployment of future systems. Finally, it considers Soviet concerns and possible Soviet responses to the U.S. Strategic Defense Initiative.

This report is part of the RAND paper series. The paper was a product of RAND from 1948 to 2003 that captured speeches, memorials, and derivative research, usually prepared on authors' own time and meant to be the scholarly or scientific contribution of individual authors to their professional fields. Papers were less formal than reports and did not require rigorous peer review.

This document and trademark(s) contained herein are protected by law. This representation of RAND intellectual property is provided for noncommercial use only. Unauthorized posting of this publication online is prohibited; linking directly to this product page is encouraged. Permission is required from RAND to reproduce, or reuse in another form, any of its research documents for commercial purposes. For information on reprint and reuse permissions, please visit www.rand.org/pubs/permissions.

RAND is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. RAND's publications do not necessarily reflect the opinions of its research clients and sponsors.